Category: Handshake

Avoid these Career Search Don’ts

For many students, the job-search process can be very stressful and nerve racking. Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time position, the process is essentially the same. Don’t forget: No matter what the position, your actions throughout the entire hiring process make a difference. Misstep along the way and you really can jeopardize ...

Phone Interviews

Congratulations! An employer would like to interview you! However, they are not requesting an in-person interview but a TELEPHONE INTERVIEW! Increasingly, employers are using phone interviews as a cost effective and efficient way to screen candidates before inviting them in for a longer in-person interview, which may involve meeting with many employees and/or managers. A ...

Resource Spotlight: GoinGlobal

If you are planning to travel, study, or work abroad, or if you are an international student wanting to stay in the United States, you should take advantage of GoinGlobal. GoinGlobal is a multi-functional system that offers updated, valuable information on worldwide resources for internship and job searches, cultural-specific advice by country and city, and ...

Answering The Most-Dreaded Interview Question

Great, you’ve got an interview for an internship or job that really excites you! You begin to prepare for the interview and think about the most frequently asked question: “So, tell me about yourself.” You get nervous just thinking about such an open-ended question. Rather than dread this inquiry, here are some do’s and don’ts ...

Steps to Take at the Career Fair

Each year, the CCD hosts two Career Fairs, one in October, and one in February. Career Fairs connect students and alumni with employers from a variety of industries. The employers (for-profit, non-profit, and government) recruit for both internship and full-time positions, and they all have the same goal: recruit Boston University students and alumni. But ...

Help Employers Find You

Trying to find an internship or a job can be overwhelming. There are many out there, and you probably have a lot of questions. Which ones are right for me? What do those position descriptions mean? What counts as prior experience? One way to help make your search easier is upload your resume to Handshake. This ...